After having dinner people usually lie down or sit comfortably in a chair. However, you should never make this mistake again. According to experts, your health will be at risk if you practice these habits. You should never do the following 5 things after having a meal:
If you are a smoker, you definitely know the desire for a cigarette after a meal. However, you will negatively affect your health if you smoke a cigarette right after a meal. Wait for at least a couple of hours before lighting up a cigarette.
Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is a substance that binds to oxygen. In order to digest food properly, your body needs oxygen. If there is not enough oxygen, your body will start absorbing carcinogens.
According to several studies, you have the same effect as smoking 10 cigarettes at once if you smoke one cigarette right after a meal. With this you are increasing your risk of bowel and lung cancer.
- Consumption of fruits
You need to consume fruits before having a meal, not afterwards. In order to be digested, fruits need special enzymes. The natural sugars in them need more time to be absorbed.
Digestive problems such as indigestion, heartburn and burping can be caused by eating fruits after a meal.
On the other hand, you will help your body benefit from all the nutrients, fiber and sugars if you eat fruits before a meal.
The favorite thing of millions of people is to lay down for a nap after having a meal. However, you should know that this is a very unhealthy habit. Besides disrupting your sleeping patterns, it may also cause discomfort and bloating.
A study that was conducted by the ‘University of Ioannina Medical School’ confirmed that you have less chances of getting a stroke if you have a meal, wait a little bit and thengo to bed. That is why you need to wait at least 2 hours to go to bed after having a meal.
One of the worst things you can do after having a meal is showering. A hot shower will negatively affect your digestion since it will increase the blood flow to your limbs and reduce the blood flow to your stomach.
- Drinking tea
Even though teas can be extremely beneficial for your health, you should not consume them after a meal. Drinking tea after having a meal will interfere with the iron absorption in your body. The tea contains tannic acid which binds to the iron and protein from our food.
This may lead to anemia, dizziness, weakness and fatigue because it may result in 87% decrease in iron absorption and even iron deficiency.
You were probably surprised to find these 5 things on our list. You may think that these habits are harmless, but science proves the opposite. You need to avoid these habits if you want to keep your body healthy.